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Old 02-19-2012, 09:40 PM   #1
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Hello to iRV2 forum

Hello everyone. I'm in Central MS, 37 years of age, and plan to get a motorhome soon.

My father passed away a year ago and left me a nice little nest egg and properties. (Explains why we never had anything growing up. lol)

I am going to the 21st New Orleans Spring RV show on the 25th and have researched alot of brands and models. (Not buying at the show.)

My top 2 picks are: Coachmen Freelander 26QB and Thor Four Winds 28Z.

I've read many threads here about not settling on an RV for length restrictions but, I am single and really like the idea of staying in all the National, State, and City parks around this great land. I will be entertaining my close friends on some trips, 2 adults and 2 teenagers, so I would like to have atleast sleeping for 6. And I really like the idea of having the kitchen on the drivers side of the RV.

I will appreciate all feedback on y'alls wisdom and suggestions.

Thanks in advance.
Todd
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Hello and welcome to iRV2, sorry for the loss of your father. Wishing you the best of luck in finding the RV that you want, enjoy the process and take your time.
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Old 02-19-2012, 10:11 PM   #3
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take your time & research everything. That is what I did for 6 months before we bought our units. We started out with a thought of 25ft or so & by the time we saw 2 5ers we had upped the footage to 30+ft. We then had to narrow it down to what we could live with/without. For us we wanted a bathroom all enclosed becuz we didn't want anyone washing their hands in our bedroom while we were still in it. I also wanted a midship kitchen. We added solar & marine deep cycle batteries with an EFOY generator so we could be off the grid for a long time. We love our 5er. We did end up buying the 5er 1 month before we found a truck to pull/stop it. The only thing I didn't do was change out the hot water tank for one of those tankless systems. That is coming within the next month or so before we head out to the east coast of Canada. Happy trails...Jeannine
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Old 02-19-2012, 10:31 PM   #4
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My GF and I looked at 5th wheels. VERY nice. Saleslady showed us around the most expensive Big Country's they had on the lot. But, I have more PROs for a MH than CONs of a 5th. One of the Big Country Gold series was the price of the Freelander... Plus I would need to buy a $40,000 truck to haul a 5th. (Don't think the 4 cylinder Ranger would move a small TT. Hahaha)

I'm very excited about the RV show we are going to. Eye Candy galore. Not that many MH dealers close to my area.
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Hello everyone. I'm in Central MS, 37 years of age, and plan to get a motorhome soon.

My father passed away a year ago and left me a nice little nest egg and properties. (Explains why we never had anything growing up. lol)

I am going to the 21st New Orleans Spring RV show on the 25th and have researched alot of brands and models. (Not buying at the show.)

My top 2 picks are: Coachmen Freelander 26QB and Thor Four Winds 28Z.

I've read many threads here about not settling on an RV for length restrictions but, I am single and really like the idea of staying in all the National, State, and City parks around this great land. I will be entertaining my close friends on some trips, 2 adults and 2 teenagers, so I would like to have atleast sleeping for 6. And I really like the idea of having the kitchen on the drivers side of the RV.

I will appreciate all feedback on y'alls wisdom and suggestions.

Thanks in advance.
Todd

Welcome!

I'm technically new here myself...I joined a year ago, but never posted much after the first week, mostly because I did not yet a motorhome...buying it tommorrow though so I'm back again, so thought I'd say "hi" while I was here, and comment on your post.

I'm 36, single, and spent the last 3 years looking at motorhomes of every shape and size, from tiny micro mini Toyotas to giant 43 foot coaches, even considered travel trailers for a few months. For a long time I went back and forth between Class A and Class C, before settleing on late 1980s-early 1990s 30 foot Class A as my prime ideal, focusing on Georgie Boy as 1st choice and Winnebago as 2nd choice. Than I told myself, the bed in this spot, the couch in that spot, the toilet here, the kitchen there - OMG! I actually drew up floorplans and started going to RV lots and showing them to the salesmen and saying I wouldn't look at anything without that exact floorplan! LOL! But I KNEW what I wanted.

After that I spent a whole year only looking at 30' class A's between 1987 - 1994 and would not consider anything else. Than I meet the "perfect" motorhome for me: a 1975 22' Class C Dodge - I'm buying her tomorrow and moving in (full-time) Tuesday.

The lesson? I spent 3 years of planning and researching and I thought I knew what I wanted. I set out "ideal standards" and than went and bought something 10 feet shorter, 20 years older, and a totally different class! Research, but plan to change your mind about ten million times, and than plan on buying the opposite of what you thought you wanted.

I forgot to consider the fact that I prefer (and collect) antique cars, specifically 1960s-1970s Dodges, and that the first time I came face to face with an antique Dodge motorhome there was no way I was leaving that lot without it! LOL!
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Hi and Good luck with your purchase, hope you enjoy the lifestyle.
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Howdy and welcome to the forum. My condolences on the loss of your father. Have fun shopping for that "perfect" moho, and be sure you feel at home with the floorplan. Good luck.
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Welcome!

I'm technically new here myself...I joined a year ago, but never posted much after the first week, mostly because I did not yet a motorhome...buying it tommorrow though so I'm back again, so thought I'd say "hi" while I was here, and comment on your post.

I'm 36, single, and spent the last 3 years looking at motorhomes of every shape and size, from tiny micro mini Toyotas to giant 43 foot coaches, even considered travel trailers for a few months. For a long time I went back and forth between Class A and Class C, before settleing on late 1980s-early 1990s 30 foot Class A as my prime ideal, focusing on Georgie Boy as 1st choice and Winnebago as 2nd choice. Than I told myself, the bed in this spot, the couch in that spot, the toilet here, the kitchen there - OMG! I actually drew up floorplans and started going to RV lots and showing them to the salesmen and saying I wouldn't look at anything without that exact floorplan! LOL! But I KNEW what I wanted.

After that I spent a whole year only looking at 30' class A's between 1987 - 1994 and would not consider anything else. Than I meet the "perfect" motorhome for me: a 1975 22' Class C Dodge - I'm buying her tomorrow and moving in (full-time) Tuesday.

The lesson? I spent 3 years of planning and researching and I thought I knew what I wanted. I set out "ideal standards" and than went and bought something 10 feet shorter, 20 years older, and a totally different class! Research, but plan to change your mind about ten million times, and than plan on buying the opposite of what you thought you wanted.

I forgot to consider the fact that I prefer (and collect) antique cars, specifically 1960s-1970s Dodges, and that the first time I came face to face with an antique Dodge motorhome there was no way I was leaving that lot without it! LOL!
Congrats on finding "The ONE." Post up some pics when you get it!
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Hello and welcome! Take your time and make sure the floorplan is what you want. I am sure you are going to enjoy every minute. Safe travels.
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Todd, Hello and welcome to the forum.
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Hi Todd! Welcome to IRV2! Sure glad you joined us! Good luck on finding just the right rig for you! Have fun & God bless!
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Hi Todd, welcome to the forum. Best luck on your search. Don't overlook the Tiffin Allegro (gas 30 - 36') or the Tiffin Breeze (Diesel Pusher 28 & 32') in that search.
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